When a family that has been distilling genever in Holland since 1691 comes out with their first new gin in 40 years, one has to take notice. It was Carolus H.J.
In certain circles, a high price connotes quality, and few sectors of the marketplace have more expertly exploited this peculiar perception than the distilled-spirits industry, which tur
Several years ago, attorney Bob Finkelstein mentioned to his friend Steve Wynn that his clients, the family of Frank Sinatra, were exploring possible business ventures, among them a rest
In 2009, Scotch whisky maker the Macallan launched its Masters of Photography Collection, the first release of which comprised bottles with labels showcasing prints from internationally renowned p
After the watershed Paris tasting organized by wine merchant Steven Spurrier in 1976, no development has done more to raise the esteem of the world’s leading critics for the wines of Nap
The first Universal Whisky Experience, a two-day gathering of some of the finest and rare whiskies, connoisseurs, collectors, blenders and distillers, will convene on March 18 and 19 at the Wynn E
A wine collection always is evolving. What constitutes a collection today may have no bearing on bottles purchased in the next six months, or the next few years.
Each year, the family-owned Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky, releases a limited edition Antique Collection of bourbons and rye whiskies, of which the William Larue Weller unc
Premium cigar maker Rocky Patel has opened Burn, a cigar bar of unique and innovative style, in Naples, Florida.
They say you can’t return to the past, but Dr.
Glenlivet, the number-two leading malt whisky in the world (Glenfiddich is currently number one), has set its global sights on toppling its contender for that coveted top spot.
Unlike Cognac, which must be made in the Cognac region of France, brandy can be made anywhere.
If Bénédictine monk Dom Bernardo Vincelli were given a birthday cake in honor of the herbal liqueur he created, there would be enough candles on it to illuminate his abbey, for 2010 marked the 500
There’s a certain sophistication inherent in pairing chocolate with vodka martinis. Some restaurants feature both on Valentine’s Day, paying homage to chocolate’s alleged aphrodisiac virtues.
As the oldest distillers in Holland, the Nolet family began making genever in 1691. But a few decades ago, 10th-generation Carlolus H.J.
If nothing else, the individually numbered, thick French glass bottle with the etched “D” and its correspondingly heavy gold-filigreed Bill Wall–designed cap intertwined with symbolic Mexican skul
THE GIFTAn unprecedented opportunity to create 200 cases of first-growth-quality Napa Valley wine, from vine to bottle, with the Michael Mondavi family.
In 1843, Chivas Brothers—a high-end grocer owned by John and James Chivas in Aberdeen, Scotland—was granted a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria as grocery purveyor to Her Majesty, and th
To look at the most fabled vineyard in the world, one would never guess that this modest yet meticulously cultivated plot of roughly 4.5 acres enjoys such a romantic past.